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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
general election. the new cabinet was officially inaugurated on monday evening after a ceremony at the imperial palace. noda kept koichiro gemba as foreign minister, former diet affairs chief of the main ruling democratic party. koriki jojima are will take over as finance minister. satoshi morimoto maintains his post. he's the first person from the private sector to hold the job. deputy chief cabinet secretary hiroyuki nag hama is becoming the nuclear crisis minister and will be in charge of the environment ministry. reconstruction minister at the sue woe hirano is holding on to his position. noda explained some of the reasoning behind the shuffle. >> translator: this reshuffle is aimed at strengthening cooperation among officials to have government and the ruling parties and improving how the cabinet if you thinks. so we can better handle the issues we face. >> noda also referred to the territorial row with china over the senkaku islands in the east china sea. he said there is no doubt the islands are inherent japanese territory both historically and under international law. the p
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
to watch an election ritual. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, debated the economy, health care, and the role of government. their debate took place in colorado, one of the battleground states that could decide the election next month. nhk world's mami mochizuki reports from denver. >> reporter: this could turn out to be the most scrutinized event in the election. the first televised debate ahead of the november vote. for both candidates, risks are high. >> president obama and governor romney. [ applause ] >> reporter: americans got their first chance to size up the candidates side by side. they've watched the incumbent for four years. barack obama came into office promising to lead a turnaround. but economy growth has been sluggish. still, he leads in a number of polls, but only just. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families. now, that's not my analysis. >> reporter: mitt romney has tried to make the case that his business experience prepare
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
capriles, in a close election. officials announced the results with 90% of ballots counted. they said chavez had more than 54% of the vote and capriles nearly 45%. chavez has spent his 14 years in office transforming venezuela into what he calls a socialist state. he's used revenue from the country's vast oil reserves to build housing for people on low incomes and offer free medical care. analysts expect chavez to increase state control of businesses. his critics accuse him of using government money to pay for projects to win local support. they also say he has a high-handled political style. many venezuelans have been frustrated with high inflation and worried about chavez' health. the president has been battling cancer. >>> now here's your three-day world weather forecast. ♪ >>> here's our top story again. two pioneers of stem cell research have won the nobel prize in nizology or medicine. japan's shinya yamanaka shares the honor with britain's john b. gurdon. both discovered mature specialized cells can eventually develop into all of the tissues ma make up the body. >> the nobel
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